Featured Phil Jones Bass Announces the X4 Nanobass Compact Combo Amplifier

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  1. TalkBass

    TalkBass News Poster

    Mar 12, 2004
    Nanotechnology breaks the sound barrier with the X4 Nanobass, which is the most compact and portable combo amplifier ever designed by Phil Jones Bass for practice and desktop applications. It is a highly efficient mini engineering marvel that redefines transportability and “Tone To Go”. It is a 35 Watt amplifier with a 4” speaker and 3 Band EQ that not only rocks with bass; it will also provide dazzling tone for other instruments including guitar, ukulele, violin, and electronic drums.

    The practical and versatile design includes an auxiliary input compatible with iPads, iPods and drum machines, and is Bluetooth equipped for music listening enjoyment and other applications. PJB’s proprietary NeoPower 4-inch speaker delivers full frequency range that achieves ultimate tonal clarity and transparency for instruments as well as high-fidelity sound to any source fed into the auxiliary and Bluetooth inputs.

    The X4 weighs just over 5 lbs and is small enough to fit in a backpack. It is available in Black, Red, and White colors. As with all products in the PJB family it is constructed from the highest quality materials and built to provide years of enjoyment and “Tone To Go” anywhere in the world with its built in worldwide AC voltage input. The Street price is $359.99.

    NANOBASS X4 TOGHTHER.jpg NANOBASS X4 WHITE-4.jpg NANOBASS X4 WHITE-2.jpg NANOBASS X4 WHITE-1.jpg
     
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  2. subtlestew

    subtlestew Supporting Member

    Apr 7, 2000
    Kent, CT
    Am I right that this is basically half of a Double Four with Bluetooth added? That amp (which I own and love) has 2 x 35-watt amps driving 2 x 4" speakers.

    For the record, I think that this new product looks wonderful. Now, do I need one in addition to the Double...?
     
  3. marchone

    marchone Since 1951 Supporting Member

    Nov 30, 2009
    NYC
    It would be nice if the D4 had Bluetooth.
     
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  4. pocket_groover

    pocket_groover Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2004
    Northern California
    Yes, it is half of a Double Four, AND I want one but I don' t need one since I have a Double Four :laugh:. Maybe with those Musician's Friend rewards and the next 15% off coupon .... maybe not
     
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  5. Queue

    Queue

    Jul 5, 2013
    DC Suburbs, USA
    I think this is really cool, but it screams for a battery pack, or some way to run it without AC.
     
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  6. Jazzdogg

    Jazzdogg Less barking, more wagging!

    Jul 29, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    Two questions:

    Is it equipped with a variable high-pass filter?

    Can you chain two, or more, together?
     
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  7. Pat_3752

    Pat_3752 Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 15, 2021
    Chicago
    I run my Double Four with a 20v battery pack, so I’d bet you could do the same with this.
     
  8. Queue

    Queue

    Jul 5, 2013
    DC Suburbs, USA
    I wish. Looking at the X4's manual only shows AC Power input. Bummer.

    I've been looking for a tiny bass amp to use in my office for the occasional noodling since returning to the workplace last month. I have the Vox headphone amp, which works nicely, but lots of wires, and I kinda prefer using my ears with speakers instead of headphones, IDK. So, the bluetooth feature on this little thing is very attractive to me. It's OK to me if it is underpowered. I'm certain my coworkers would not appreciate booming bass notes. Anyhow, I pulled the trigger. Will report after arrival.
     
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  9. kumimajava

    kumimajava

    May 19, 2010
    Tokyo, Japan
    There are portable battery packs with an AC output. I've posted a link to a review of one of them over in the PJB thread, in case you'd like to chase it down.
     
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  10. TheEmptyCell

    TheEmptyCell Bearded Dingwall Enthusiast

    Jul 16, 2005
    Los Angeles, CA
    I mean this in all seriousness, no disparagement intended, but how much better will this sound and how much more low end can it produce compared to other <10" combos?

    It's a really attractive little combo on screen, I just want to know that it won't be super farty or tinny.
     
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  11. marchone

    marchone Since 1951 Supporting Member

    Nov 30, 2009
    NYC
    Given how my D4 performs I expect the same, though perhaps at lower volume. Not tinny at all. Surprisingly deep bass with plenty of headroom.
     
  12. pocket_groover

    pocket_groover Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2004
    Northern California
    Here's a video sample; further in a five string is played with the low B sounding:
     
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  13. TheEmptyCell

    TheEmptyCell Bearded Dingwall Enthusiast

    Jul 16, 2005
    Los Angeles, CA
    That’s pretty fantastic. I wonder how it sounds with the mic more in the room. Cuz I wouldn’t be playing with my ear a few inches from the speaker.
     
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  14. cosmicevan

    cosmicevan ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Supporting Member

    I am pumped these finally are making it to the states. The Bluetooth is perfect. Mini bass amp.that doubles as a Bluetooth speaker that when I am listening to music and feel.inspired, I can just play along through the same speaker? Um....YES!!!!
     
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  15. lermgalieu

    lermgalieu Supporting Member

    Apr 27, 2000
    Bay Area
    It's almost ridiculous that this doesn't have a built-in battery. If it did, I would ditch my Roland Bass Cube and get one in a second. But I won't be buying it at all.
     
  16. cosmicevan

    cosmicevan ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Supporting Member

    Agreed. Kinda like the bass buddy setup...the built in rechargeable battery is key.
     
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